The University of Findlay will present “An Evening with Jason Danieley, Featuring Phil Reno” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Danieley is a Broadway actor, singer, concert performer and recording artist. The performance is part of the Donnell Broadway Guest Artist Series.
Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for students and senior citizens; and is free for UF faculty, staff and students. Call the UF Box Office at 419-434-5335 to reserve tickets. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.
Danieley’s performance is funded by the Thomas and Kathleen Donnell Broadway Concert Series, Mary Snyder Kirk Musical Theatre Guest Artist and James H. Brannigan Musical Theatre Guest Artist endowments at the University.
Some of Danieley’s credits include Broadway productions of “Next to Normal,” “The Full Monty,” “Candide” and “Curtains;” the Off-Broadway production of “Floyd Collins;” NY City Center Encore productions of “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” “Allegro” and “Strike Up the Band;” national tours of “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Hair” and “Music of the Night;” and numerous regional productions and concerts, mostly recently including the title role in the acclaimed 2012 Chicago production of “A Sunday in the Park With George.”
In 2010, he appeared in the Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Next to Normal” opposite his wife, Marin Mazzie, who was the inaugural performer for the Donnell Broadway Concert Series in September 2012.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Danieley received classical voice training at the University of Missouri and Southern Illinois University, leaving before graduating to begin his Broadway career. He also has appeared as a guest artist with the Boston, Philadelphia and New York Pops and the San Francisco, St. Louis, Utah, Minnesota and Buffalo Symphonies.
Danieley will be accompanied by Phil Reno, Grammy-nominated Broadway conductor, on the piano. A native of Tiffin, Ohio, Reno has served as music director for the Broadway revival of “Promises, Promises,” “Elf The Musical,” “The Producers,” “The Drowsy Chaperon” and others.
Thomas (’70) and Kathleen Donnell established the Thomas and Kathleen Donnell Broadway Concert Series Endowment Fund in conjunction with the Give Voice to Your Value campaign. The Donnell Broadway Concert Series enables noted Broadway artists to visit campus each year. The series is also supported by the James H. Brannigan Musical Theatre Guest Artist Endowment Fund and the Mary Snyder Kirk Musical Theatre Guest Artist Chair Endowment Fund. The series provides entertainment for students and community members, as well as opportunities for UF musical theatre students to learn from accomplished professionals through master classes.